Reflections on South Asian Women's/Gender History: Past and Future

  title={Reflections on South Asian Women's/Gender History: Past and Future},
  author={Geraldine Hancock Forbes},
  journal={Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History},
  pages={ - }
  • G. Forbes
  • Published 29 April 2003
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
amember of the audience commented that she and many others hadpursued “women’s history” long before it had a name. She joked aboutthe term “gender” as another example of innovative renaming andasked what was really new. During the conference, I talked withstudents enrolled in Dhaka University’s Women’s Studies program andlearned that they regarded women’s studies, gender studies, andfeminism as one and the same. In their view, focusing on women as acourse of study was a political and social act… 

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